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Carbamazepine Safe Women Pregnant
No, it is not safe: Carbamazepine is considered a category d in pregnancy, it may be teratogenic or leads to developmental delay in the baby. It is advised to be relapced with an other seizure medications during pregnancy. During nursing babies it should be avoided as it may affects the blood counts in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Epileptic female on tegretol and arrange for pregnancy so we still on tegretol or change to other antiepileptic?
MFM: Little is known about the long term or pregnancy-related effects of most anticonvulsants, especially for the newer ones (e.g. Keppra) which do seem to be safer as compared to older ones, but not always as effective. Tegretol is a class d, meaning potential for harm to the fetus. This can be minimized by folic acid. Prenatal neurology consultation is advised. More than 90% chance baby will be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can: You can still take them, they just may not be as effective. The problem is that tegretol (carbamazepine) causes the hormones in birth control pills to be broken down by the body faster than normal, so you have lower levels of hormones in your blood to prevent pregnancy. If you do take bcps, you would probably need ones with higher amounts of hormones in them. Check with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
400 tegretol 10pm-12.5 unisom midnight/one dr. On site said no -my dr said ok--i am male /dr. On site seemed to be more concerned on pregnancy issues?
No problem: There should be no problem with this combination. ...Read more
I haven't gotten my cycle in 48 days. I'm not pregnant. I just stopped taking tegretol for almost two weeks. Will I get it soon?
Hard to say: You haven't mentioned if you are on other medications like birth control pills. But many things can cause menstrual irregularity and it's possible that stopping the tegretol through off your cycle. As long as you are not pregnant, be patient. However, we don't like women to go more than 3 months without a period so if it doesn't come within that time, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I want to get pregnant but I am on Tegretol for epilepsy. I have been taking it for 2 y and want to get off. How do I wean off?
See your doctor: It's excellent that you understand the potential of pregnancy complications with medications. Seizures can also be problematic in patients who are pregnant as well, so it would be best to seek advice for an appropriate MD who can help with transitioning you during this time. Good luck. ...Read more
Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed
I take tegretol. I'm not pregnant and don't take birth control. I have been spotting brown blood and have cramps. Is this a cycle?
I take tegretol. I have been spotting brown blood and have stomach cramps. I'm not pregnant. Could this be my cycle?
Not my first choice: Tegretol does control the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but so do other meds, and i would try Lyrica (pregabalin) first, as it has few if any drug-drug interactions, and is, in my experience extremely effective. Tegretol is an older drug with many potential side effects, including liver and bone marrow issues, low sodium, gastrointestinal problems, and elevation of cholesterol. Do not understand why choice. ...Read more
If you were to be only on either tegretol or lamictal for life and either would treat your problem...Which is safer for the long haul?
An old drug: Tegretol has been on the market for many years. It was one of the first antiseizure medications and is still prescribed pretty frequently. It is not without a slight risk for problems, however. Your doctor checks blood counts looking for signs of anemia or bone marrow problems, liver function tests to make sure the liver isn't affected, and a tegretol level to see how much is in your system. ...Read more
Hello I was wondering if it is safe to take tegretol and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together? I hope it is as I just did and am now worried.
Yes it is safe: The medications can be used togetherGet a more detailed answer ›
Is tegretol a safe medication if prescribed by a professional who does blood work twice yearly..Depakote just put to much weight on me.
What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?
Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, i think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more
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